Will LA End Truancy Fines?

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The LA City Council will vote next week on rules for enforcement of truancy laws by the LAPD and LA Unified's School police force. Yesterday a council committee agreed to changes worked out by the chiefs of both departments. LA is leading the way to changing practices established in the 1990's, which turned out to drive kids away from school rather than encouraging more attendance. Susan Ferriss reports for the Center for Public Integrity.

Credits

Guest:
Susan Ferriss - Center for Public Integrity - @susanferriss

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Anna Scott, Karen Radziner